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Sep 16, 2012 11:30am EDT
the two men who tried to tackle the fiscal crisis last year, simpson-bowles plan is back in the decision 2012 spotlight now. welcome both. it's like going to the mall with justin bieber hanging out with the two of you. but senator, there's something to that, you go around the country and talk in great detail about what you proposed. what is the reaction you get? >> people are thirsting for somebody not to give them bs and mush and erskine and i gave them numbers. we don't have power point or charts, we just tell you where your country is. the trajectory of debt and deficit and interest is as same as portugal, iraq, iran -- greece. >> poland is still in -- i won't go -- but it's sad and we take questions. we don't filter the questions. they can ask anything they want. they can be from aarp, seniors, teachers and they'll give us a standing ovation, thirsting for somebody to tell them the truth where their country is going. >> republican and democrat do that who really care about each other. >> you don't think we're getting that in this debate in this campaign season? >> i don't think there
FOX News
Sep 27, 2012 1:00pm PDT
and thomas "tip" o'neill did it, simpson-bowles proposals it. we prepare it. lower tax rates. broaden the tax rate. that is a pro growth solution to get people to work. that gets higher take home pay and lets people keep more of what they earn. under the country code you send a bunch of your money to washington and if you do what we approve in washington we might let you keep some of it. that is picking winners and losers. >>neil: you mentioned simpson-bowles and you voted against it. >>guest: i liked that part of it. >>neil: your critics say you do not deliver the goods. >>guest: if you don't like the plan that someone put on the table, puts your plan on the table. i did that. mitt romney offered a plan. president obama has don't that. he disavoided simpson-bowles and offered no alternate. we took what we liked in simpson-bowles and added more reforms. i didn't support simpson-bowles is because it didn't address the primary driver of our debt which is health care programs. health carry entitlements going bankrupt. i don't want to pass a bill to fix the fiscal crisis when i know it doesn't fi
CNN
Sep 2, 2012 12:00pm PDT
out of control and washington needs to do something now. >>> simpson bowles. >> i cannot tell you how many republicans and democrats have jen u flekted at the altar of bowles-simpson. >> i'll speak with the architect of the plan that both sides of the aisle are talking about but nobody's doing anything about. that's next on "your money." mom: ready to go to work? ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ every mom needs a little helper. that's why i got a subaru. announcer: love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. >>> in 2012 aalone, the u.s. deficit is projected to 1b$.1 trillion. to put that in perspective, if you spent $1 million a day, it would take you 3,000 years to reach that number. now this isn't the deficit. the deficit is the yearly budget short fall. the debt is the accumulation of all the deficits and the interest owed on it. america's debt is upward of $15 trillion. you are going to continue to hear calls from everybody who is running for office for a bipartisan plan to tackle the debt. except we have one. it's called simpson-bowles colloquially and it is nearly two years old. it was ordered by
NBC
Sep 10, 2012 12:00am PDT
, there was -- there were so many expectations for what he could do. simpson bowles was a missed opportunity. we're now looking at a fiscal cliff that could result in another downgrade of our credit and that's a big problem for the economy. chris: the president seems to be -- everybody think he is wants to have done that. he wants to have agreed to simpson bowles but find a way of kissing it without marrying it. he wants to say i'd like to do it, i just can't do it because the republicans won't join me. if they won't join me, i'll be hung out there. will there be any movement with by the president toward a simpson-bowles compromise? will he take the lead to try to do that or let it hang out there for a while. >> not before election day. he thinks he'll get a simpson bowles like deal after winning re-election where he thinks he'll face a chastened republican party having lost the house and the senate. chris: the president believe he is can beat what he thinks is a right-leaning party this november. what he considers the grownup the jeb bushes and other moderate republican conservatives will come back an
NBC
Sep 30, 2012 8:00am PDT
to hear what he thinks about simpson-bowles, which he commissioned. he's been the president and hasn't given us specifics. so let's be fair here. >> so that's really the approach then? you're a former prosecutor. you understand how the courtroom works. mitt romney is the defense lawyer here. he is going to say the prosecution, president obama, hasn't made his case and that his record isn't enough for re-election, and i'm not going to give you all the detail of what i'll do, what a romney presidency would mean. make your choice based on the president. that's the plan? >> no, no. listen, what the plan is that the public will have plenty of detail and information to be able to make a judgment on governor romney and what his plan is for the future. but let's look at what the president is saying as well. and you're right, david, in this respect. the president has had four years to lay this out, and now a campaign. and the president's just trying to run out the clock. he desperately wants to run out the clock with platitudes which sound nice, and i give him that. the president is very good
CNN
Sep 1, 2012 10:00am PDT
.s. government debt continues to spiral out of control and washington needs to do something now. >> simpson bowls. >> i can not tell you how many republicans and democrats have gone to the alter of bowls-simpsons. >> i'll speak with the architect of the plan that both sides of the aisle are talking about but nobody's doing anything about. that's next on "your money." how can we save these young people's lives? as a police chief, i have an opportunity to affect what happens in a major city. if you want to make a difference, you have to have the right education. university of phoenix opened the door. my name is james craig, i am committed to making a difference, and i am a phoenix. visit phoenix.edu to find the program that's right for you. enroll now. ♪ atmix of energies.ve the world needs a broader that's why we're supplying natural gas to generate cleaner electricity... that has around 50% fewer co2 emissions than coal. and it's also why, with our partner in brazil, shell is producing ethanol - a biofuel made from renewable sugarcane. >>a minute, mom! let's broaden the world's energy mix. let'
WETA
Sep 5, 2012 6:30pm EDT
passed that with an overwhelming majority. this year we pass add as a framework, simpson-bowles, as a framework to take on the deficit. we have taken on seniority and tenure. this is a practical group of people. we're not married to orkt orthodoxy and ideology but we do have understand democrats have been more focused on cities and on investment in those cities than republicans have. >> woodruff: are you saying the president was was wrong not to embrace simpson-bowles? >> the president has proposed a balanced effort to reduce the deficit along the lines of simpson-bowles. the only difference between the president's plan to reduce the deches and simpson-bowles is he doesn't raise taxes on the middle class upon. he races it on the top 2% of america and he doesn't cut defense to the level that he did does. simpson-bowles is a balanced approach. in the ryan plan, they just cut $4 trillion and want to give a $5 trillion tax cut to the upper income. >> you also have no partner. we can't balance the budget with no revenue. and both mitt romney and his running mate have said they will o
CNBC
Sep 6, 2012 11:00pm EDT
, he said he was looking at the principles of bowles/simpson and simpson/bowles that those principles included pro growth tax reform across the board, getting rid of the deduction. he opposes that. he wants to raise taxes on the well to do. he demagogued on the middle class tax cut as did mr. biden. he sort of said, you know, government is not always the problem. you know what, government in my opinion is frequently the problem. government gets in the way of commerce, government gets in the way of investment, government gets in the way of success and the rate of return. he's a man of government. i didn't see anything different today. he's still a man of government and republicans who oppose that, they're going to hurt the poor, the elderly, the disabled, and they're going to have dirty air. i just don't agree with him, i'm sorry, i'm not in his camp. >> you know, john harwood, it seemed like the only big applause lines that he had this evening were when he said, surplus, try a tax cut, deficit too high, try another, feel a cold coming on, take two tax cuts, roll back regulation and ca
FOX Business
Sep 30, 2012 8:30am EDT
debt commission? it's something i asked him this week. >> well, you mentioned bowles simpson, sir, and you voted against that. >> i like that part of bowles simpson, but you talked a good game, but you don't deliver the goods. what do you-- >> no, here is what people do. if you don't like the plan that someone's put on the table. put your plan on the table and pass that budget through congress, and mitt romney offered a plan, president obama hasn't done any of that. he disavowed bowles simpson and offered all the it i haves -- alternative plans. the even bowles simpson, it didn't address the primary driver of our debt. health care programs. starting going bankrupt. i don't want a pass a bill to fix the fiscal crisis when i know it doesn't fix the fiscal crisis. >> neil: he's saying it didn't go far enough. charles payne, ben stein, dagen mcdowell and adam lashinsky and charlie gasperino. >> i think it was a good place to start, to ryan's point, it was with respect to social security or medical spending, you know, and the ideal spending cap. if we adhere to spending caps we wouldn'
FOX News
Sep 4, 2012 1:00pm PDT
in cuts and $1 in revenue and the amount coming out of the simpson-bowles and it felt like the republicans said we will not tolerate any revenue. if you have no revenue do you not have a balanced plan. >>neil: it is what it is. you do not think this is a serious issue for the president to worry about? >>guest: it is serious. it will lead the president most likely, to say i'm still up for doing a great bargain if you want to do it. we almost had it. i hope that the two parties can come together and do it. >>neil: thank you, former chairman of the economic advisers. we crossed a milestone today, $16 trillion on what we as a nation owe. it will come up in republican arguments: are you better off than you were four years ago? paul ryan has it doubts. >> remember ronald reagan talking about jimmy carter? are you better off now than you were four years ago? well, you know what? we knew it then, we know it now, they fired cater and they hired reagan and we will do the same thing this time. >>neil: that is a good point. we have to stress, foes, this is a bipartisan collection of spending hits and
MSNBC
Sep 1, 2012 2:00am PDT
the simpson-bowles debt commission. this is again paul ryan skating around the truth. >> he created a new bipartisan debt commission. they came back with an urgent report. he thanked them, sent them on their way, and then did exactly nothing. >> "they, they," the commission. he was on the commission. the fact he leaves out is he actually sat on the commission. paul ryan, that guy there, and voted against his final urgent report and many believed helped bring it all down despite dick durbin voting for it. here's a guy who's able to go in front of the national audience debuting himself and presents himself as someone who isn't at all responsible for the failure of simpson-bowles blasting the president, ignoring the fact that he voted against it. >> first and foremost, he's speaking only to his devoted collection of people who cast votes and ballots on behalf of what he believes. he's not speaking to the total american people. that's why he thinks he can get away with all of the misrepresentations. in addition there, too, it's not unusual for the public to forgive those of us who are in poli
FOX News
Sep 7, 2012 3:00pm PDT
thing the simpson-bowles commission recommended. another idea the president did not embrace. bret? >> that is a stunning story we will continue to follow. jim, thank you. illinois democratic congressman jesse jackson junior has been released from the mayo clinic and is back in washington. jackson has been undergoing treatment for severe depression. his father the reverend jesse jackson tells fox he does not know when his son will return to work. >>> former pennsylvania senator arlen specter is battling non-hodgkins lymphoma. state fire department the son's law firm says specter has been released from a philadelphia hospital but will return for further treatment. he has alreadyurvived two bouts with hodgkins disease. >>> the dismal job numbers and what it means for obama's prospect of keeping his job and romney's reaction. the fox all-stars discuss when we come back. [ mother ] you can't leave the table till you finish your vegetables. [ clock ticking ] [ male announcer ] there's a better way... v8 v-fusion. vegetable nutrition they need, fruit taste they love. could've had a v8...
PBS
Aug 31, 2012 11:00pm PDT
could never bring yourself to support simpson-bowles. >> simpson-bowles... the only numbers in simpson-bowles that are clear apart from the page numbers are that it wants to take 18.5% of g.d.p., present rate of full employment tax up to 21%. that over the next ten years is a $5 trillion tax increase. $5 tllion tax increase. the spending restraint in simpson-bowles is wren in haiku. it's not terribly clear. >> rose: but it was clear enough for some republicans to support. and the objection of congressman ryan supporting it was limited. >> congressman ryan... >> rose: he supported a lot of it. >> oh, i support all of the conversation about the spending cuts in simpson-bowles. >> rose: and the tax reforms you supportd? >> as long as the rates reduced so that it's revenue neutral. but they wanted to have tax reform that would be a trojan horse for $5 trillion in higher taxes. that was a big no-no. that was not going anywhere and the reason why they've never written simpson-bowles down in legislative language is that it would become clear to republicans and the american people how big a tax incre
MSNBC
Sep 4, 2012 11:00am PDT
on his speech and being pushed to clarify statement that made, for example, simpson bowls committee, admitting he walked out on that. let me play what happened on the "today" show and get your response. >> you're one of seven members of that panel and you voted against sending those rec men dages to the senate, basically killing any further action on them. didn't you owe it to the people so say that as well. >> but if you read the next paragraph, i said republicans offered alternatives. on simpson bowls, it is not whether that is a good plan or bad plan, it is that if you don't like that plan, then you owe the country an alternative. >> does congressman ryan owe the country more explanation on the gm statement and other things said during his remashes? >> well, listen, paul rye and speech at the republican convention was a hay day for fact checkers. they were up all night and into the next morning because there was so much misinformation in it. this point about simpson bowls very important and should not be glossed over. the president presented a plan unlike what paul ryan said at t
MSNBC
Sep 11, 2012 7:00pm PDT
, simpson bowles went through a process where they had actually under their proposal even more revenue for the government with lower rates. so mathematically it's been proved to be possible. we can have lower rates that creates more growth and we can limit tt deductions and exemptions. >> actually, mitt, simpson/bowles proposed cutting tax rates they were specific about it including the home mortgage deduction, all of them. so yeah, we can do the math on simpson/bowles but we can't do the math on your proposal because you don't actually propose getting rid of any tax deductions and loopholes and tax shelters like your cayman islands tax shelters. so don't you go comparing yourself to simpson/bowles which your buddy paul ryan actually voted against, because you've made none, none of the tough choices simpson/bowles has made. paul ryan hasn't made those choices either. but i digress. next question. and this is a real, easy yes or no question. the president has said the government will no longer seek to deport 8 hundred thousand of these immigrants. would you repeal this order if you beca
CNBC
Sep 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
proposing comprehensive tax reform. i think he'll say that he's for the bowles-simpson plan to deal with the debt. i think you'll see -- >> so you think all of a sudden you'll have a compromiser, all of a sudden everyone will hold hands? >> i think the voters will send a message in the house and senate races that they want both parties to work together. >> what would that somebody. >> the message will be -- >> more democrats, more republicans? >> no, i think it's going to be a very, very strong message that says we've had enough of you guys or we'll have a third party. i think you will see a fair number of incumbents thrown out. >> who ends up with the senate? >> i think democrats barely keep the senate. >> how about the house, it becomes less republican? >> yeah, i bet you democrats get ten new seats. but i think those elected will be reformers. this is a crucial time in history. i see the president getting -- it will still be close. i think romney will do well in the debates. challengers do well in the debates. >> hispanic vote. they come out? the young people? >> they'll come out
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2012 11:00am PDT
're still waiting to hear whey thinks about simpson-bowles, which he commissioned. he's been the president and hasn't given us spiecifics, lets be fair. >> mitt romney is the defense lawyer in the courtroom, he's going to say the prosecution, president obama, hasn't made his case, his record isn't enough for re-election and i'll not give all the details of what i'll do, what a romney presidency would mean, make your choice based on the president, that's your plan? >> what is the plan is that the public will have plenty of detail and information to make a judgment on governor romney and what his plan is for the future. but let's look at what the president is saying as well. you're right, the president has had four years to lay this out and now a campaign. and the president just trying to run out the clock. he desperately wants to run out the clock with platitudes which sound nice and i give him that. the president is very good at that. but in the end, i think that both sides have to look at this campaign and say, what are we going to lay out over the next 36 days and that's i think what's r
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2012 6:00am PDT
was left out and why it matters. >>> the bowles-simpson plan falls flat. today we'll hear from the bipartisan duo who still hope that they can get this passed. >>> check this out. it has been 60 years since richard nixon's checker speech. 37th president probably had more of an effect on campaign tactics than any other modern politician in the 20th century. that speech in particular is still echoing in presidential politics today. good morning from washington. it's thursday, september 20th, 2012. this is "the daily rundown." i think we can say this is the last day of summer. let's get to my first reads of the morning. moderate mitt romney was back yesterday. at a univision in florida, he distanced himself from remarks recorded in may when he said he can't win 47% of americans who are "dependent on the government." >> this is a campaign about the 100%. my campaign is about the 100% of america and i'm concerned about them. i have a record. i demonstrated my cast to help the 100%. >> if you didn't get that, he said 100%. romney softened his tone on a number of issues. for instance,
FOX News
Sep 4, 2012 3:00pm PDT
on bipartisan basis. >> bret: when you talk specifics about the future, you were on the simpson-bowles and voted for commission. >> i did. >> bret: do you think the president should or will get specific in this convention about how to deal with the big ticket items, the $16 trillion in debt. how to deal with that on the long-term? >> it is a challenge. keep in mind when george w. bush became president we had a surplus. president clinton produced surplus. the national debt was $5 trillion. the national debt doubled. put in tax cut in midst of two unpaid for wars and increase the medicare drug program. he had doubled the debt of america. the bush tax cut continued to take revenue out of washington. >> bret: how specific should the president get about the way forward to deal with the big ticket items. >> what the president, i believe he feels the simpson simpson-bowles commission move in the right direction. bipartisan effort to put everything on the table. revenue, spending and entitlement. keep in mind we might have passed the simpson-bowles commission if paul ryan and the house republicans voted
MSNBC
Sep 5, 2012 3:00am PDT
recommend? >> i recommend embracing simpson-bowles, moratorium on new regulation and three, a massive public/private infrastructure bank to make investments across the country to increase and improve our infrastructure. >> in the "wall street journal." we also have as part of our must reads from "the new york times" maureen dowd and writes, obama doesn't like to share the stage with other politicians or campaign for house democrats, but now because of his own naivete ensue larrity and arrogance, he needs bill clinton to rev up the disillusioned faithful and donors and more independents and white working class men. bill, haled by some as the first black president, was expand barry's narrative to reach back and link obama's rolling tenure wars, debt and partisan fencing to clinton's restful stretch of prosperity. do you remember it to be restful? it's not a bromance like romney and paul ryan. it's a transaction. obama needs his democratic predecessor to reassure jittery voters that the future can look like the past, with a lower deficit, plenty of jobs and the two parties talking. bill will ha
MSNBC
Sep 6, 2012 10:00am PDT
specifics might he offer? could he be more specific, for instance, about simpson/bowles, reaching out to others who want him to be more proactive about deficit reduction and showing leadership on that? >> he's been proactive. he appointed the bowles/simpson -- >> i've heard this, you've heard this from some of your close allies that he patted them on the back and said, job well done. but he was waiting for congressional buy-in and didn't lead the way. didn't say, i'm willing to take the first step. >> he did take the first step. he put simpson/bowles in place. he said the framework of simpson/bowles is extraordinary. congressman ryan didn't vote for it when hifs he was on the deficit commission. the president last summer made a very bold effort working with speaker boehner to try to come up with a grand bargain. he pushed it very hard. he was very disappointed that he wasn't able to get the republicans to agree to even a penny of revenue. simpson/bowles has even more revenue than the president was proposing. we couldn't get them to go along with the grand bargain. how are we going to
CNBC
Sep 14, 2012 3:00pm EDT
that hasn't been passed for 3 1/2 years or -- >> no, no, no. come on. you had simpson-bowles. paul ryan voted against simpson-bowles. would you have voted for or against it? >> i would have voted against simpson-bowles. why? because simpson-bowles did not take the breadth of all the issues out there. paul is an expert in the area of entitlement reform and pointing the finger at where we really need to look at in order to bring our fiscal house in order. simpson-bowles didn't really want to get into all that. they wanted to look at some of the other tax sides of the equation. for some reason -- >> yeah, but scott makes a good point. what is it going to take to get some unity so you could actually make a decision and come together on this stuff? i mean, you've got the unemployment story worsening. you have people's living hanging in the balance. you go away for five weeks. you come back, no discussion on the fiscal cliff, then you're pointing the finger at ben bernanke. give me a break. what are you going to do to actually move the needle in this economy? >> give you a break? look at what
PBS
Sep 6, 2012 12:00am PDT
. this year we pass add as a framework, simpson-bowles, as a framework to take on the deficit. we have taken on seniority and tenure. this is a practical group of people. we're not married to orkt orthodoxy and ideology but we do have understand democrats have been more focused on cities and on investment in those cities than republicans have. >> woodruff: are you saying the president was was wrong not to embrace simpson-bowles? >> the president has proposed a balanced effort to reduce the deficit along the lines of simpson-bowles. the only difference between the president's plan to reduce the deches and simpson-bowles is he doesn't raise taxes on the middle class upon. he races it on the top 2% of america and he doesn't cut defense to the level that he did does. simpson-bowles is a balanced approach. in the ryan plan, they just cut $4 trillion and want to give a $5 trillion tax cut to the upper income. >> you also have no partner. we can't balance the budget with no revenue. and both mitt romney and his running mate have said they will offer zero revenue. >> ifill: let me ask you this, mayo
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